School Curriculum

West End House works with secondary schools to bring drama and acting workshops to classes such as first year, junior cert, transition year and LCA students.

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1st year

These workshops focus on introducing students to performance and drama techniques. The sessions are delivered in a fun and interactive environment with a strong emphasis on group learning. Participants will gain a better understanding of themselves in a creative environment.

Includes:  

  • Ensemble work
  • Improvisation
  • Movement
  • Stagecraft
  • Scene Work            

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Transition Year

These workshops are designed to equip students with skills that are transferrable to a multitude of areas. Students will devlop performance and public skills as well as behind the scenes work, such as Lighting, Sound, Design, Directing and Producing.

Includes:  

  • Personal Development
  • Ensemble Work
  • Organisational Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Performance
  • Design
  • Technical Skills       

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

LCA

This programme is project-based and developed in a modular style. Each module focuses on a specific objective, in performance for stage or screen. Students will develop a product by the end of the year which will showcase their work.

Includes:  

  • Acting
  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Design
  • Filmaking            

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Shakespeare Sessions

These workshops focus on bringing the Shakespearean text to life in a fun and interactive way. Students are encouraged to analyse the play from the viewpoint of staging and character development. They will be encouraged to perform scenes in a safe, process-based environment, with a strong emphasis on understanding plot and storytelling.

Includes:  

  • Character Analysis and Development
  • Stagecraft
  • Playing the text
  • Undertsanding Narrative               

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Drama Workshops

These workshops look at the craft of acting and performance in a general way. Participants can engage with performance techniques in a group setting with a strong emphasis on the ensemble. The sessions are fun and interactive where the importance is on participation and engagement.

Includes:  

  • Ensemble development
  •  Improvisation
  • Scene Work
  • Team Building
  • Self esteem building
  • Creativitity               

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

Make a play

This workshop can be developed over a number of sessions. The participants will develop ideas through a process of improvisation and devising techniques. This work is then scripted, designed and adapted for performance. The finished play will be showcased by the participants of the workshops.

Includes:  

  • Improvisation
  • Devising
  • Script development
  • Design Techniques
  • Rehearsal process
  • Performance                    

Enquires to: info@westendhouse.ie

School Partners:         

  • St. Brendan’s College, Killarney
  • St. Brigids Secondary School, Killarney
  • Killarney Community College

If you would like more information for your school, please send an email to:  info@westendhouse.ie